Airbnb has become a major player in Japan's sharing economy in recent years. Behind the expanding demand, however, there are challenges to overcome. What strategy will the company employ to solve the issues? How will Airbnb's innovative business model impact real estate business and urban development going forward?
Airbnb Japan Representative Director Yasuyuki Tanabe will share his views in his opening keynote address at ULI Japan Spring Conference 2017.


Hidetoshi Ono
Managing Director, Japan Real Estate Manulife Japan

Opening Greeting
Shuji Tomikawa
President, Mitsui Fudosan Investment Advisors

Opening Keynote
Yasuyuki Tanabe
Representative Director
Airbnb Japan

Panel 1 Panelist
Yuta Oka

Founding Partner
InSitu Asia Holdings<

Panel 1 Panelist
Ryuji Sawada

Partner, Real Estate & Hospitality
PwC Consulting

Panel 1 Panelist
Kou Sundberg

Kiraku Technologies

Panel 1 Panelist
Edward “Ted” Johnson

Partner, M&A Technology Companies
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Panel 2 Panelist
Noelle Coak

Country Manager for
Thailand, Taiwan and Korea
Regus Japan

Panel 2 Panelist
Alexander Paessler

Vice President of Real Estate APAC

Panel 2 Panelist
Nachiko Yamamoto

Principle, Representative in Japan
Gensler and Associates / International

Closing Keynote
Peter Weingarten
AIA, LEED AP BD+C Regional Managing Principal, Asia Pacific Region, Gensler

Closing Remarks
Ken Chan
Country Head and Representative Director
GIC Japan